Shelly Benjaminy

Shelly Benjaminy, PhD

Position Bioethicist
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About Me

About Me

Shelly Benjaminy is a Bioethicist at the Donnelley Ethics Program, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. She received her PhD in Experimental Medicine with specialization in Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and holds an MSc in Health Policy Research, and a BSc in Molecular Genetics from the University of Alberta, Canada. She also completed a clinical ethics fellowship at Providence Health Care and Provincial Health Services Authority in Vancouver, Canada.

Shelly’s expertise in ethics is positioned at the intersection of research and medical care, and she provides both clinical and research ethics consultation services. She specializes in translational ethics, and her research is embedded within the context of active clinical trials and innovative therapy platforms.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 E. Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Professional Associations



    2013 - 2017
    University of British Columbia, PhD, Experimental Medicine (Neuroethics)
    2010 - 2013
    University of Alberta, MSc, Health Services Research
    2006 - 2010
    University of Alberta, BSc, Biological Sciences Spec. Molecular Genetics

Honors + Awards

  • Four Year Fellowship
    University of British Columbia, 2017
  • Li Tze Fong Memorial Fellowship
    University of British Columbia, 2016
  • Public Scholars Award
    University of British Columbia , 2016